Physical education stressed in amendment

BEIJING: An amendment to China’s sports law that emphasizes physical education, the sports industry and combating doping is expected to help the country further develop into an international sports power.
The draft revision of the Law on Physical Culture and Sports, which was submitted to China’s top legislature on Tuesday for first review, outlines updated requirements for guaranteeing enough sports participation by students on campuses, measures to promote the balanced development of the sports industry and new measures to prevent doping in sports.
The review by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress this week marks a step toward the revamping of the decades-old law to adapt to modern sports development across a wider range of issues.
“It’s been over 20 years since the law was enacted (in 1995). It has been lagging far behind the development of the sports sector in our country,” said He Yiting, a member of the NPC’s Social Development Affairs Committee, which is leading work on the amendment.
– The Daily Mail-China Daily News exchange item